Fall is a very special time of year, known for its beautiful colors, crisp temperatures, and tasty fall-inspired treats and dishes. So what better way to enjoy what fall has to offer than by heading out on fall road trip? This is a great way to see a different side of your state or multiple states and gives you that real sense of seasons changing.
Of course, for all the beauty and spectacular sight-seeing a fall road trip can offer, a road trip in itself isn’t always the easiest way to travel. Depending on your itinerary, you may be in the car for long hours and multiple days, which can cause a person to go a bit stir-crazy if you will. So, rather than let the negatives take over the road trip, here are some packing tips and tricks that will help ensure you stay sane and have an absolute blast of a good time on your fall road trip.
Use Soft Bags Instead of Traditional Luggage
When it comes to packing one tip you may want to keep in mind from the start is to use soft duffle bags for items rather than traditional luggage. The duffle bags tend to pack much easier in cars which also make it easy for you to rummage around and find what you want when you stop for the night. It’s also a good idea to pack a small knapsack that you keep within arm’s reach that has essentials you may need such as medicine, snacks, drinks, etc.
Opt for Loose, Comfortable, and Layered Clothing Items
As for what to pack for the road trip, remember you will be spending a lot of time sitting then getting out and exploring. With that in mind, you want to opt for clothing that is comfortable, soft, isn’t too tight or clingy, and can be layered. You will also want to wear running shoes so that your feet aren’t cramped or uncomfortable stuck in one spot for so long. If you feel comfortable, you will be much better equipped to handle those long hours in the car.
Test Out Some New E-Juices
If you happen to be into vaping, why not make your road trip an opportunity to test out some unique and new flavors that you’ve never tried before? It will just add to the excitement of your trip and give you something to look forward to while you spend hours in the car. You may even want to try a fall inspired flavor such as the Classic Vape Juice Apple Montana, or the VCT Vape Juice Caramel Apple Candy, both of which you can get more info on at the Blazed Vapes website.
A Selection of Car Games
If you are the passenger during this road trip, then you can take charge of the car games. Car games are an excellent way to pass time, share some laughs, and just keep things light in the vehicle. You can play such games as the license plate game, spot the car, and even bring along travel-sized games like tic tac toe, connect the dots, hangman, and more. If you have kids that you are traveling with, these car games can be a true sanity saver.
Make Sure You’ve Got a Garbage Bag Handy
Traveling by car also means you will start to accumulate garbage in the vehicle as you go. It could be empty wrappers, tissues, empty drinking cups, etc. Rather than let that stuff pile up and get rather nasty, it’s best to think ahead and place a travel-sized wastebasket with a lid in the car. You will also want to use a bag in it so it’s easy to dispose of at the end of each day, or at various stops.
Umbrellas for All
Fall is known for all its great sight-seeing opportunities but along with that comes some rather unsteady weather. You could get a beautiful sunny fall day, or you could end up driving through some stormy wet weather. It’s best to be prepared and have enough umbrellas in the car for each passenger. You can even pack each one in its own bag so that all that dripping water doesn’t end up all over the items in your car.
A Great Selection of Music
One way to make the road trip a lot more enjoyable is to have a selection of great music on-hand. Just be sure to bring a little something for everyone so that each person gets a chance to hear their favorite tunes. You don’t want things to get too repetitive, loud, or even too soft and sleepy.
Invest in a GPS Navigational Unit
Today many cars come equipped with a GPS navigational unit, but if your vehicle doesn’t have one now is the time to think about investing in one. These can literally end up saving you hours’ worth of time since you won’t find yourself lost. At the same time, they can help you find points of interests along the way, rest stops, gas stations, food and drink, shopping, and washrooms. They can basically act as a mini travel planner.
Cozy Blankets and Travel Pillows for Passengers
The final tip is to pack enough cozy blankets and travel pillows for all passengers, minus the driver. Not everyone will agree on the temperature of the car. Typically it is the driver that gets to decide the ultimate temperature, so at least if passengers have a blanket they can stay comfy.
Keep Things Light and Relaxed – Focus on the Fun
A road trip can be a great, and more affordable way to see the country. Of course, taking a road trip in the fall means you will get to see some of the most spectacular beauty the country has to offer. With that said, road trips aren’t always a cake walk, and it’s not always the most comfortable way to travel. These tips will help things to go a little smoother.